bathometer

[buh-thom-i-ter]

Origin of bathometer

First recorded in 1870–75; batho- + -meter
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bathometer

noun
  1. an instrument for measuring the depth of water
Derived Formsbathometric (ˌbæθəˈmɛtrɪk), adjectivebathometrically, adverbbathometry (bəˈθɒmɪtrɪ), noun
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bathometer in Science

bathometer

[bə-thŏmĭ-tər]
  1. An instrument that is used to measure water depth without the use of a sounding line. The bathometer does not require a line to extend to the bottom because it measures the difference in the gravitational effect of the water surface and of solid ground.
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